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Rogero-García, Jesús; Andrés-Candelas, Mario – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
The process of school choice depends on a wide range of circumstances including those related to the accessibility to schools and parental preferences. This paper has three goals: (1) Identify whether the preferences for the different kinds of schools (public, publicly-funded private, or private) vary according to the family's traits; (2) estimate…
Descriptors: School Choice, Preferences, Access to Education, Parent Attitudes
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Tamtik, Merli; O'Brien-Klewchuk, Angela – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
International education has become a policy sector of growing importance to Canada. With increased government regulations, disconnect is often observed between the intended policy outcomes and practice. This study aims to explain this disconnect by analyzing the heterogeneity among stakeholder interests. It focuses on 1) distribution of authority;…
Descriptors: International Education, Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Students
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de Melo Gomes, Thayse Ancila Maria; Leher, Roberto; Costa, Hellen Balbinotti – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This study briefly reports on a range of conflicts involving teaching work in joint-stock higher education organizations which trade shares in [B]3 stock market, especially Ânima, Estácio, Kroton and Ser Educacional. After the systematic organization of empirical observations, we defined our object through a methodology specific to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Census Figures, Money Management, News Reporting
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Mancebo, Deise; Santorum, Katia Maria Teixeira; Ribeiro, Carla Vaz dos Santos; Léda, Denise Bessa – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This article presents the dossier, "Work in higher education", composed of 10 articles and discusses the changes that have taken place in the Brazilian labor world since the parliamentary, media and judicial coup that took place in 2016. It considers the hypothesis that one of the central goals of the coup was precisely the attack on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Colleges, Foreign Countries
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Batista, Neusa Chaves; Pereyra, Miguel A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Democratic management as a way of organizing the public school can be translated in its contemporary historicity as a collective action that demands changes in the autocratic and hierarchical structure of the school unit. In this article, we analyze the process of constructing legislation on democratic school management in contexts of local…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Administration, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Umansky, Ilana M.; Porter, Lorna – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Given the role of the state as the primary governing level tasked with U.S. public education, combined with the rapid rise in the proportion of students who are identified as English learners (ELs), this manuscript puts forth a framework for state EL education policy. The framework is organized around three core principles of understanding…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, State Policy
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Gomez, Laura M.; Cisneros, Jesus – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Public schools across the country are increasingly working with children who enter schools speaking a language other than English. Using a case study methodology, the authors examined Dual Language Program (DLP) implementation in Arizona, which by law supports English-only education. Several benefits (bilingualism, bi-literacy, biculturalism,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, Bilingualism, Educational Benefits
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Brown, Robert S.; Gallagher-Mackay, Kelly; Parekh, Gillian – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
While there is a widespread consensus that students' pathways towards postsecondary education are influenced early in life, there is little research on the elementary school factors that shape them. Identifying educational 'risk factors' directs attention to barriers that may warrant scrutiny or action under human rights legislation. New findings…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students, Special Education, Suspension
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Marder, Michael; David, Bernard; Hamrock, Caitlin – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Texas provides a unique opportunity to examine teachers without standard university preparation, for it prepares more teachers through alternative pathways than any other state. We find two advantages for mathematics and science teachers prepared in the standard way. First, since 2008 they have been staying in the classroom longer than those who…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, STEM Education
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Davis, Keith; Rogers, Deborah; Harrigan, Martin – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Although principal professional development (PPD) has been proven to improve school performance at various levels, professional development (PD) for teachers receives more time, resources, and attention at both district and state level. When PPD is provided it often does not meet research-based recommendations. The literature was reviewed and five…
Descriptors: State Policy, Professional Development, Principals, Academic Achievement
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Tefera, Adai A.; Hernández-Saca, David; Lester, Ashlee M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In this study we trouble the notion of "grit" and "high-stakes" testing by focusing on the experiences and perspectives of Black and Latinx students labeled with dis/abilities with the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Through interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations with 15 Black and Latinx students…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African American Students, Hispanic American Students, High Stakes Tests
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DeMatthews, David E.; Knight, David S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
State accountability systems have been a primary school reform initiative in the US for the past 20 years, but often produce unintended negative consequences. In 2004, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) implemented the Performance Based Monitoring and Analysis System (PBMAS), which included an accountability indicator focused on the percentage of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Accountability, Eligibility, Program Implementation
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Wong, Lok-Sze – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
One popular diagnosis for the problem of inequitable educational opportunities is the need for schools and schooling systems to undergo systemic change. While research shows that leadership support is essential for implementing system reforms, critical questions remain about how leaders help shift other's understandings and practices. Employing…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Educational Opportunities
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Ruff, Ryan Richard – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Following the 1983 "A Nation at Risk" report and culminating in No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states designed and implemented accountability policies to evaluate student achievement. External assessments of these policies identified substantial variability in the level of stakes associated with each system. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Jensen, Bryant; Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Steinberg, Matthew P.; Gabriel, Rachael E.; Dietiker, Leslie; Davis, Dennis S.; Kelcey, Benjamin; Minor, Elizabeth Covay – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Researchers and policymakers in the US and beyond increasingly seek to identify teaching qualities that are associated with academic achievement gains for K-12 students through effectiveness studies. Yet teaching quality varies with academic content and social contexts, involves multiple participants, and requires a range of skills, knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research, Research Design, Measures (Individuals)
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